Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Screaming in the Rain

Well, for the first time in the 14-year history of the Scream, it rained during the mainstage reading in High Park. The show went on, though, and it wasn't a disaster. The rain stopped after the first set. The audience was about a third of its usual size, but it was probably the most dedicated literary audience I've ever seen. And the readings were great. Just some of the highlights: Darren O'Donnell's dramatic dialogue with a mournful imaginary streetcar; Maggie Macdonald's selection from The Rat King; Angela Rawling's three-woman polyphonic spree based on her Wide Slumber for Lepidopterists; and Ryan Knighton's effortlessly engaging storytelling.

Click here for my photos from the week, and here for Gregory Betts's blogpost, with pictures, of the Kensington Market walking tour that I read at.


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